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Eco legs

April 17, 2014

Thank you to jane from Folios and Fibre  for sharing her idea of Eco dyeing long johns! Can’t wait for some cooler weather now!




So loved playing with these today !

April 16, 2014




This dress in a day?

April 13, 2014

First of all we started of with a long tube of 2 different fabrics sewn up one end as well (see Julian Roberts website –


20140413-093634.jpgThis is me making my first cuts in the fabric for the bodice.



20140413-093745.jpgMy finished dress which was quite a surprise.

20140413-093802.jpgMy dress amongst other dresses completed by the class. What struck me most was Julian’s incredible philosophy, intellect and generosity with his ideas – he designs fashion from his heart and soul – an amazing inspiration!


the finished dress….

April 2, 2014

… especially for Nami to see…

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April 1, 2014

I really wanted to try getting eco prints on calico – so I tried pre soaking in 3 different solutions -

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this one in Magic solution – (see India Flint’s Eco-Dyeing book for the recipe….)

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This one in vinegar, which helped pick up the metal but not much else..

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And this one in MILK – even though the pic is a little pale – you can see it has picked up the eucalyptus leaf print – yay for protein!


Holidays and a good start to the year…

January 11, 2014

Very happy to have found these things to while the spare hours away -

TO READ – The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket (written for kids but such a cautionary fable for all to read.. and Illustrated by lovely Oliver Jeffers!)
Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paul’s reading me bits at bedtime and it has me laughing out loud!)
The Gifts of Imperfection (Like me you may have seen the author Brene Brown on TED talks – I have to thank Kelly Rae Roberts for recommending this on her blog – it’s superb!)

TO WATCH – Top of the Lake by Jane Campion (a mini-series)

Stefan Sagmeister on TIME OFF WORK

Which led to this Dan Gilbert talk on synthesized happiness – A MUST SEE!

If you’re into Macrame pot hangers (very IN)

This inspired Ellen and I to make a dye jar yesterday that will sit in the sun for the next month! What magic will we unfold?  See the master India Flint’s book for sale here…



Doodling with intent….

January 3, 2014

After hearing an inspiring PdD researcher talk about the relevance and importance of doodling – I have started looking up some resources like Zentangledoodle…. I want to know more….


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